Greer and the surrounding White Mountains is home to cool summer temperatures and many pristine bodies of water. These gorgeous lakes, streams and reservoirs make this area a fisherman’s paradise! Anglers of all experience levels will enjoy trying their luck in these fine Arizona fishing holes filled with trout. Fishing is most popular during the late spring, summer and fall. No matter their experience level, everyone who comes fishing in the White Mountains discovers the stunning scenery makes the trip even more enjoyable. Fragrant ponderosa pines and firs interspersed with gorgeous aspen groves dot the landscape surrounding these fishing spots. While the scenery certainly is breathtaking, most fishermen are eager to catch fish!! Luckily for them, the fishing in Greer and the surrounding White Mountains is the best fishing in Arizona! Before you head out with your pole and tackle box, be sure your paperwork is in order! To fish in any state lake or stream, a valid Arizona fishing license is required. You can pick yours up at the Lazy Trout General Store in Greer, or you can purchase one online at www.azgfd.gov. If you’ll be fishing on a lake located on the White Mountain Apache reservation, you’ll need a tribal fishing license, which can be purchased at one of a variety of convenience stores, gas stations, and sports shops throughout the area. To help make planning your next trip as simple as packing your gear and a picnic lunch, we’ve compiled a list of favorite fishing spots in Greer and the surrounding White Mountains:
For current info on these fishing spots, and others, check out the latest White Mountain Fishing Report from the White Mountain Independent.
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“I fish for hours to hold a trout for seconds.” ??⠀ ⠀ Some say fishing is a hard sport but our #catchandrelease #troutponds on our property gives our guests the opportunity to hold monster size trout easily without the need of obtaining an Arizona fishing license! By practicing catch and release fishing with artificial flies and barb-less hooks, the trout in our private ponds grow even larger and live longer with the substantial diet and environment we create for them. We encourage our guests to capture moments like these with their prized catch. However, it is important to release the fish immediately after in a safe, humane way to minimize stress and maximize the trout survival rate. Any and all guests that do not follow our #fishing policy can and will be fined up to $150 per instance by #GreerLodge.⠀ ⠀ Please enjoy our private trout ponds and take care of our #fishies.